It really is amazing at how much your physical health, fitness and wellbeing can all be related to your mental state. Being at one with yourself is a great way to rid yourself of stress and help your body to function normally.
But how do you achieve such a mental state with all that is going on in the world today. Form pressures at work, family issues, friends, deadlines, dinner plans, eating right, do you have enough time for exercise, and the list goes on. We are faced with so many overhead issues these days that life can easily swallow us whole. But you have to get on the front foot.
Being at one with yourself is going to take time. Time to focus on what is important. Time for yourself.
Identify Where Your Time is Spent
The best place to start is by organising your time. Start with documenting everything you do on a daily basis in a diary. Try and get a typical week. There is no point doing this exercise while you are on annual leave from you work or on holidays. Document at least a full week's worth of diary entries of where you spend your time during a standard week. The more detail you can capture the better.
At the end of the week or your trial period look back. Did you capture enough information to see how you are spending your time? Is this a good example of an average week for you? If so then fantastic! Onto the next step.
Categorise & Prioritise Your Activities
Now you need to categories your time as best you can. You may have some common categories such as sleep, work, breakfast, lunch, dinner, family time, socialising with friends, various hobbies, TV, computer, etc. Once you have broken down all your weekly activities into categories then you need to prioritise these. Now be realistic. Sleep is a high priority but getting 12 hours is taking it too far. 7-8 hours per day is a healthy amount to aim for.
Where Are The Opportunities?
Now that you have your weekly activities identified by category and priority. Have a look and look for any opportunities to gain time. Is there anything low on your priority list that can be taken away? Maybe an hour TV session here or there?
To be at one with yourself you need time for you. You have already demonstrated that you can do this by achieving time for yourself to be reading this!
Time for Yourself
Make sure you have this time ready for yourself weekly. How you spend this time dedicated to you is up to you. Some may find peace with reading a book. Others may want to go for a walk outside to get some fresh air. The idea of this time for you is to get back in check with yourself. On a personal and mental level. We recommend meditation.
Some people may lean away from this thought and when faced with this option most people say - I don't have the time. But we have just overcome that obstacle. Now use this time to research it. Learn how to do it properly and allow yourself time to learn. This time that you have put aside for yourself is for you to achieve greater wellbeing.
There are many health benefits of having this time to yourself each week, even if you don't choose meditation. But if you can do it - and stick to it, 12 months down the track your won't know yourself. In fact you may even find yourself preaching to others to do the same thing.
It all starts with you. You are in control of your actions and your future. We hope you found benefit in this article and we wish you all the best for being at one with yourself.